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The hardware vs. software load balancer debate

When it comes to choosing between a hardware load balancer and a software load balancer, there are several key factors to consider, such as the available capacity and the labor you plan to invest in the platform.

So how do you determine which option offers the feature set you need?

Access this exclusive resource for an in-depth look at hardware and software load balancing, the differences between each, and how to select the right one for your organization.

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    For something as complex as a Data Center, ‘prefab’ design seems attractive but perhaps misguided. It could result in accelerated speed of deployment, increased predictability, scalability, and reduced lifecycle cost.  However, many of the practical considerations when deploying them are less understood.

    This paper presents practical guidance for deployment of a prefabricated data center. Read this white paper now to get expert advice for the whole deployment process—from the design phase to preparing the site and equipment to installation—and understand the unique aspects of these projects to avoid delays, unnecessary costs, and operational inefficiencies.
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    Small server rooms and branch offices with Windows-centric machines can be unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, to “close calls” that get management’s attention.

    Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices.

    The following white paper discusses making realistic improvements to these environments and allows you to benchmark your server room setup. Access now and learn to ensure the health and performance of your critical systems, no matter how small they may be.

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